Reproductive Conditions and Disease Research Program RFP
Due Date: February 22, 2016
The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of reproductive disorders through the Reproduction Research Program. This program supports research into canine reproductive tract biology, physiology, endocrinology and neuroendocrinology as it relates to reproductive health and disease. This program also supports reproductive medicine, including the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of male or female infertility, including defining those conditions that have a significant genetic or epigenetic component. As with all research program areas, collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams of investigators who can approach discovery research from a multi-‘omics’ perspective will be considered more competitive than a genomic approach working in isolation.
Proposals for pilot grants or seed money to address novel, innovative approaches to canine reproductive diseases of the ovaries, uterus, vagina, mammary gland, testicle, prostate and penis as well as surveillance or investigation of infectious diseases and toxins affecting fertility and neonates are now being accepted.
Funding limit $15,000 including 8% indirects. Both pilot projects and full projects that can be completed within the budget will be accepted for review.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.